Wednesday, October 4 2023

Crime can be defined as the breakage of rules and regulations imposed by any government  in a country for which the existing government can punish the criminals. It is not only into some specific countries but it is at every place, in every nation either on a minor number or at high rate. in 2014 USA tops the list with number of crimes each year then it comes U.K. Please note that this statistics list is prepared according to highest rate of crime.(not with respect to population of each country)

countries with most ciriminals

List of Top Ten Countries with Highest Crime Rates (Developed Nations)

Rank Country No. of Crimes
1. United States 11,877,218
2. United Kingdom 6,523,706
3. Germany 6,507,394
4. France 3,771,850
5. Russia 2,952,370
6. Japan 2,853,739
7. South Africa 2,683,849
8. Canada 2,516,918
9. Italy 2,231,550
10. India 1,764,630

Crime may be in different type either in shape of civil crime or social crime etc. But both have bad results at last and the conclusion is the punishment. it may be stopped by the law so that it may not harm people and its rate can be decreased. There are several reasons for increased crimes in all over the world. from the large notable countries USA has the highest rate as compared to all other developed nations.

the records of offenders & victims are as elderly as the origin of the mankind. Crimes can simply be defined as illegal activities, behaviors, intentions or actions. In the theocratic or divine sins i.e. wrong-doings, evil, shameful, immoral, unethical (though not illegal necessarily) may considered as crimes or offenses made against the deities & Lords.

Anyway, the more accepted or generalized definition of crime is any intent or act by an offender made against an individual, particular group, community, organization or State which trespasses or violates the boundaries made under the certain Judicial outlines of the particular Jurisdiction (typically court of law or Judicial systems).

countries with most criminals

The crimes can be classified into big lists, but majorly can be the following:

On the basis of offense (Seriousness)

  • Felony
  • Misdemeanor
  • Offense against an individual
  • Assault
  • Murder (Homicide)
  • Kidnapping
  • Sexual Assault
  • Battery
  • Criminal negligence
  • Robbery
  • False imprisonment
  • Mayhem

There is a time-consuming stretch of crimes for instance one can simply find crimes against properties/ assets, and Justice. Crimes can also be categorized by the types of offenses such as offense against an individual, property, violent offense, or sexual offense and they all have been classified in more detailed versions or sub-categories which are even more lengthened and make long lists.

Similarly the subject (crime) is also categorized by penalty, common law, mode of trial or origin.

The matter also includes the crimes defined as per international law, commonly listing slavery, war crimes, genocide, forced disappearances, crimes against global peace, piracy etc.

The history of Prosecution, Criminal Justice, liabilities, policies, for bearers & sufferers i.e. offenders & victims is also as aged as the crime itself; one who commits it has to face the prosecution & punishment, regardless of strong or weak, efficient or inefficient; and the one who suffered form it is free & upright to seek the justice.

Enough discussion of the topic – a reasonable wandering of some crimes; let’s now talk and rate the countries with highest crime rates in the World. Crimes are highly or mainly feature the typical homicide rate of the regions, sub-regions, countries & country sub-divisions conventionally per 100,000 inhabitants. We aren’t to follow the same. Nothing is more serious than homicide but it isn’t the only among the criminal pursuits. Conclusively, here is a list of top ten countries with highest crime rates in the world, configured on the basis of data sources such as First Investigation reports (FIR’s), Insurance statistics, hospital records & other surveying agencies featuring overall crime rate not merely Homicide (Murder).

America & Europe are far more a big ask to be followed or reached by any of the other regions of the world; the economically rich, stable & secure are as rich & productive in the crimes being reported to the authorities i.e. police & criminal justice.

 Top Countries with Highest Crime Rate (Non Developed Countries)

10. Afghanistan

Terrorism/ crimes against state, kidnapping, corruption, money laundering & most notable one drug trafficking are the existent in the Central Asian country bordering Pakistan & Iran. The country is the gigantic source of opium & produces nearly 90% of the crop to export to the consumers all over the world. Militancy/ Talbanization & corruption are the other majorly happening crimes in the country. The capital punishment has so far failed to control the sinister.

countries with most criminals

9. Trinidad & Tobago

The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, a country bordering Venezuela (South America) in the Caribbean also sharing its territorial lines with the Guyana & Barbados. The country with an area of 5,128 Sq. Km mainly has two islands i.e. Trinidad & Tobago with nine regions, Sangre Grande being the largest one. The Former Spanish colony is full of Gang Murderers, target killers, & paid assassins at it’s every nook & corner. Year 2008 comprised 529 murders in the country. Drug Mafias have also been widely active in the country adding to its crime indexes. Kidnappings, robbery & assaults are among the other dramatically increased crimes.

8. Guatemala

The Central American country bordering Mexico, El Salvador & Honduras country is pretty rich in poverty & crimes. Nueva Guatemala de la Asuncion is the capital of the country. The Mayan successors have some alarming crime figures. The year 2009 recorded a minimum of 25 homicides per week capital city only. Civil unrest has remained the mothers of all the crimes breeding murders, robbery, human trafficking, arms smuggling and drug trading.

7. Maldives

Republic of Maldives is a South-Asian island country having a chain of numerous islands. Bribery, fraud, and drug consumption & abuse are among the most significant crimes. Theft & homicide has also found increasingly in numbers.

6. Nigeria

The 36 states West African territory has nearly the same number in crimes also. The Federal Nigerian Republic borders with Niger, Chad & Cameroon. The crimes can be categorized into several sub-categories and so. “Boko Haram” can justifiably be enough to share its richness in crime. Corruption, human trafficking, illegal arms dealing, civil crimes, (robbery, assault, fraud, extortion, mugging, kidnapping etc), drug (Heroin, cocaine) shipping, last but not least terrorism activities are among the major ones. The most populous country in Africa & 7th Populous in the world also has the largest GDP in African continent sharing a worth of $500 Billions. The rich petroleum reserves & natural resources couldn’t save the country falling into the dark pitches of crime.

5. South Africa

Criminal activities can be only second to HIV in the RSA. Poverty & unemployment are among the key reasons to the crimes shaping up in the society. Murder is regarded as the most committed crime in the country with 50 people as daily, bank & credit frauds, rape & vehicle hijacking are some of the most happening felonies in the country.

4. Kenya

Republic of Kenya having a land area of 581,309 Sq. Km bordering with Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia, South Sudan & Ethiopia is another African country in the lists. The East African Republic can be talked about its Tourism, growing economy, energy, industries, and natural resources such as oil; but the picture has another side too – Terrorism, Car-lifting, theft, kidnapping, robbery, corruption and drug consumption (Bhang & Heroin) are also not hidden.

3. Papua New Guinea

The Oceanian state of Papua New Guinea is one of the world’s most diverse nations with more than 800 different languages of population of seven million; the country is nearly as much as diverse in crimes. Raskol gangs, human trafficking, sexual exploitation, Vehicle hijacking, drug dealing & smuggling are the most cited crimes in the Oceania.

2. Venezuela

The country with approx population of 29,100,000; a land area of 353,841 with 23 states is the South American and Latin American state known as Venezuela. Besides rich oil reserves, & agricultural productions & possessions like cocoa, coffee and strong resistance against United States, the land is also well-known for pertaining criminal pursuits on its land and in its society. Drug trafficking, homicide/murder, corruption & Human trafficking are among the routine matters of state. Every 21 minutes a victim falls to murder. The year 2013, 79/100,000 stats make it one of the highest homicide rates reported in the world.


graph of countries with highest crimes rate

Sr. No. Crime Crime Index
1 South Sudan 85.49
2 Venezuela 82.55
3 Papua New Guinea 81.03
4 Kenya 79.05
5 South Africa 78.86
6 Nigeria 78.17
7 Maldives 78.02
8 Guatemala 77.91
9 Trinidad And Tobago 77.27
10 Afghanistan 77.08

1. South Sudan

South Sudan (formerly Sudan) is now an independent state with the referendum being conducted in 2011. The landlocked country’s criminal judicial system has set the criminals free to commit war crimes, homicide, sexual abduction & slavery, rape, and ethnic violence. War crime is one of the most happening & major crime in the country committed by both rebels & Armed forces countering them. Extra-Judicial killings are among the much higher criminal atrocities


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